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Opposes McMansion Ordinance
"...has been beguiled by the screw-the-rich rhetoric of the McMansion proponents [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 19, 2006 Postmarks

McMansion Ordinance Is Not One-Size-Fits-All
"...“Hollywood” Henderson and I share concern about importing the McMansion ordinance east of the highway ["Hollywood vs. Ocean: Be..."

Jan. 5, 2008 Postmarks

No on Project Duration Ordinance
" on grandfathering or not complying with established city ordinances. It was bad enough that the ridge over Barton..."

March 27, 2013 Postmarks

The Common Law
Does McMansion Ordinance affect home remodels?
"...The McMansion debate has been a hot local topic for the..."

March 10, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

Hollywood 1, OCEAN 0
Former Dallas Cowboy wins big one – with special teams assist from City Council
"...hearings last week, council unanimously voted against more restrictive McMansion regulations for some 655 lots in the Central East..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Wynn Weighs In
Mayor talks about Green Home Tax (and how there's no such thing)
"...Wynn is clarifying exactly what the proposed energy efficiency ordinance means. Another is that he's stamping on the increasingly..."

June 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Beside the Point
Is big-home sprawl just the facts of life?
"...listings for Thursday, March 2: Extreme Makeover: Moratorium Edition. "McMansion A Go-Go." Brewster and the gang only have a..."

March 3, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

'Completing Communities'
A conversation with Kathie Tovo
"...Austin Neighborhoods Council, for instance, seemed supportive of the McMansion ordinance, which some people argue has facilitated sprawl by..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...Opposes McMansion OrdinanceDear Editor,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...wrote the fawning copy for the award for the McMansion ordinance [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Column

Hollywood vs. Ocean: Be There!
Former Cowboy Hollywood Henderson circulates angry petition in Central East Austin to fight proposal to tighten restrictions on house sizes
"...In response to a proposed ordinance change to be considered by the council on Jan...."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Council ponders limiting McMansions
"...sweating over new interim home development regulations, aka the "McMansion" ordinance. Why council picked this particular fight right now..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Up or Out?
Debates over open space and neighborhoods are the discourse of community
"...debate that has still only begun; although the size-limiting McMansion ordinance passed on its first two readings, the third..."

June 16, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Austin Energy's tree-trimming policies and the proposed moratorium on "McMansions" – i.e., houses bigger than yours and ours –..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature

Six-Card Stud
It's a wide-open Place 4 race
"...of the neighborhood at all" – he calls the McMansion home-size rules "a step backwards, on that front."..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

37th Street Lights
Will the elaborate holiday illuminations burn brighter or burn out?
" university-area neighborhoods. Maxwell, who served on the city's McMansion ordinance task force, said occupancy limits are needed to..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...had strong questions this week about whether the new McMansion ordinance was doing its job. This month, as it..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature

Beside the Point
Council returns after a three-week hiatus to a lengthy and twisty agenda
"...developed some sort of superhuman endurance, leaping all zoning ordinances and restrictive covenants in a single bound. Or perhaps..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Aug. 5-12
"...MCMANSION ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING Weigh in on a proposed expansion..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 29-Aug. 5
"...MCMANSION ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING addresses a proposed expansion of the..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature

Internecine Warfare Among the Landed Gentry
"...Dear Editor, I suppose the McMansion ordinance does protect "you and me" so long as..."

Oct. 17, 2006 Postmarks

Council Notes
Wrapping up loose ends
"...with a few of those items. Design Standards and McMansions Two guidelines for development and design were considered last..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature

Place 4: It's Morrison, and Then Some ...
"...opposed the Spring Condominium tower and led the city's McMansion task force. She believes the McMansion ordinance, tweaked since..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...• The fight over McMansions in Central East Austin has spawned a takeover attempt..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature

Design Standards
Austin's new commercial design standards are ready for prime time
"...(which, incidentally, will perform the same task for the McMansion ordinance). Basically, the design standards and mixed-use ordinance can..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Then There's This: Decoding the Code
Next step: untangling 30 years of regulatory layers
"...made since 1984: There was the Hill Country Roadway Ordinance, designed to protect scenic views, back when scenic views..."

May 9, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...central part of the city." She cites the city's "McMansion" ordinance, limiting homes to the larger of 2,300 square..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/6/10
Get yer council programs right here!
"...and Morrision contemplating possible exceptions to the so-called it/lie ordinance, designed to prevent homeless loitering Downtown, on medical grounds...."

April 6, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'Chronicle' Credulously Swallows Load of Crap
"...wrote the fawning copy for the award for the McMansion ordinance [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in..."

Oct. 17, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...The Planning Commission heard public testimony on a proposed McMansion ordinance that seeks to put the kibosh on oversized..."

May 19, 2006 News Feature

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